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Dangers Imagined and Real

Taylor Lorenz writes of unjustified worries about the ‘Momo Challenge’ in Momo Is Not Trying to Kill Children (‘Like eating Tide Pods and snorting condoms, the Momo challenge is a viral hoax’).   Lorenz has made a career of observing and reporting on social media trends, and reassures that On Tuesday afternoon, a Twitter user going…

Friday Catblogging: Not Humans After All

A years-long search for a serial cat killer has found unexpected culprits. Amy Held reports London Police Outfoxed, Abandon 3-Year Search For Serial Cat Killer: It was a damp and dreary November nearly three years ago, when the London Metropolitan Police decided it was time to act. People kept calling with reports of grisly findings:…

Friday Poll: What Was That?

What Was It? In September, a live video cam of an eagle’s nest seemed to capture something else walking below on the ground. There’s now excitement that this might be a recording of a Sasquatch. (In the embedded video, the action occurs in the upper right corner of the recording, and is enhanced and placed…

Friday Poll: Amtrak’s Seven-Month Response Time

<a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/9517184/”>Amtrak’s Seven-Month Response Time</a> Amanda Carpenter, a sometime political operative and current CNN commentator, became stuck in an Amtrak station elevator in February, and she posted on Twitter at the time to describe her situstion. Seven months later, an Amtrak representative tweeted back to ask if she still needed help: Carpenter obviously pushed the…

Friday Poll: Hidden Monkey on Plane

Hidden Monkey on an Airplane: What to do? If a passenger sneaks a monkey on to a plane, what should authorities do? On a flight from Ohio to Nevada, a flight crew discovered that a passenger was concealing a service monkey: Frontier Airlines spokesman Richard Oliver says the incident happened Tuesday night on a flight…

Friday Poll: Flight Attendant’s Exit Strategy

A Houston television station reports that a United Airlines flight attendant used an evacuation slide to leave a packed airplane, despite the absence of any emergency: According to an official with United Airlines, the incident happened around noon after Flight 1246 landed in Houston after traveling from Sacramento. Julia Price deployed an evacuation slide when the aircraft…

Friday Poll: A Sea Monster in the Thames?

A Sea Monster in the Thames? There are periodic claims about a monster in Loch Ness, but the British press is now asking about a sea monster in the Thames, supposedly sighted from someone riding a cable car.  The video has now been viewed over two million times, showing that there’s a high, ongoing interest…

Friday Catblogging: Cat’s Unplanned Trip

A very happy ending to an extraordinary story, all thanks to a microchip! http://www.grovelodgevets.co.uk/blog/cat-in-the-box Posted by Grove Lodge Veterinary Group on Thursday, March 24, 2016 A Siamese cat survived eight days in a packing box after she climbed in shortly before her owner sealed the container: After traveling for 260 miles, Cupcake arrived in Worthing, West…